What is a Collector or a Dealer?


| May/June 1973

  • Stickney Engine
    Courtesy of Larry Healey, 122 Magnolia Avenue, Scarborough 703, Ontario, Canada M1K 3K8.
    Larry Healey
  • Tractor

    Thomas A. Rosema
  • Rumley Tractor
    Courtesy of Gary Gesenk, 715 So. Main Ave., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
    Gary Gesink
  • Tractor
    Courtesy of Thomas A. Rosema, 12214 40th Avenue, Allendale, Michigan 49401.
    Thomas A. Rosema
  • Rumley Tractor
    Courtesy of Gary Gesink, 715 So. Main Ave., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
    Gary Gesink
  • Tractor
    Courtesy of Gary Gesink, 715 So. Main Ave., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
    Gary Gesink
  • Aultman-Taylor
    Courtesv of Gary Gesink, 715 So. Main Ave., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 I
    Gary Gesink
  • Gas Engine
    Courtesy of Dwayne Ziegler, Victoria, Illinois 61485.
    Dwayne Ziegler
  • Threshing Machine
    Courtesy of Joseph Stark, 8731 32nd Circle No., New Hope, Minnesota 55427
    Joseph Stark
  • Tractor
    Courtesy of John Rasmussen, 6750 Rattalee Lake Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48016
    John Rasmussen
  • Engine
    Courtesy of Virgil Gerdes, Route 4, Morrison, Illinois 61270
    Virgil Gerdes
  • Ford touring car
    Courtesy of John Rasmussen, 6750 Rattake Lake Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48016
    John Rasmussen
  • Rumely Oil Pull
    Courtesy of George Rozell, 822 Jay Street, Belding, Michigan 48809
    George Rozell
  • Engine
    Courtesy of George S. Clark, 254 Pond Point Avenue, Milford, Connecticut 06460
    George S. Clark
  • Palmer Engine
    Courtesy of George S. Clark, 254 Pond Point Avenue, Milford, Connecticut 06460
    George S. Clark
  • Case tractor engine
    Courtesy of Arlo Jurney, F3 Kingsland Tr. Crt., 520 - 75 Ave. S. W., Calgary, Alberta T2V OS2
    Arlo Jurney
  • Fairbanks Engine

  • Garford Motor Truck
    Courtesy of Carl Lundeen, Box 445, Eureka, Montana 59917
    Carl Lundeen
  • Delco-Light Plant
    Courtesy of Donald D. Brink, 101 S. Madison Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
    Donald D. Brink
  • Gas Engine

    James B
  • Caterpillar Machine
    Courtesy of Floyd Perleberg, Route 3, Box 154, Willmar, Minnesota 56201.
    Floyd Perleberg
  • Engine
    Courtesy of George S. Clark, 254 Pond Point Avenue, Milford, Connecticut 06460.
    George S. Clark
  • Gas Engine
    Courtesy of James B. May 808 Elm Street Sandwich, Illinois 60548
    James B
  • Crawler Tractor
    Courtesy of Floyd Perleberg, Route 3, Box 154, Willmar, Minnesota 56201.
    Floyd Perleberg
  • Steam Engine
    Courtesy of Virgil Gerdes, Route 4, Morrison, Illinois 61270
    Virgil Gerdes

  • Stickney Engine
  • Tractor
  • Rumley Tractor
  • Tractor
  • Rumley Tractor
  • Tractor
  • Aultman-Taylor
  • Gas Engine
  • Threshing Machine
  • Tractor
  • Engine
  • Ford touring car
  • Rumely Oil Pull
  • Engine
  • Palmer Engine
  • Case tractor engine
  • Fairbanks Engine
  • Garford Motor Truck
  • Delco-Light Plant
  • Gas Engine
  • Caterpillar Machine
  • Engine
  • Gas Engine
  • Crawler Tractor
  • Steam Engine

Coon Rapids. Iowa 50058

You have several kinds of collectors. Some of them will say, 'I collect only for the fun of collecting and never let money enter into it.' A lot of collectors have very little money to buy any amount at any one time. These will trade a little, sell one once in awhile, and help his collector friend get something.

Then, you have the one that has plenty of money and has collected for many years. He sets a goal of one hundred engines, then goes for two hundred. He will never sell another collector anything, or will not trade, unless he can better his own collection.

Next, comes the collector dealers who spend a lot of time running around looking at engines, adding many miles to his pick-up and having many enjoyable hours. He locates engines all over by having many friends. The farther away his friends are, the farther away he gets his engines. He will get more engines if he has ready cash. Cash is never a stranger.



To make it go as a Collector Dealer, you have to sell the duplicates. To be successful, you have to sell some at ten percent down and the balance when they pick up the engine. Sometimes, you hold until a later date if the party is a regular collector buyer.

A straight dealer is someone that buys only for quick resale and wants to make a fast buck and helps everyone pick up more engines.